Celebration of sport at Landywood.
The children and staff at Landywood Primary School in Great Wyrley have taken part in a weeklong celebration of sport and wellbeing. It has been an action-packed week full of sporting activities and competition, learning about nutrition and healthy lifestyles and taking part in wellbeing and mindfulness sessions. Landywood have been concentrating on helping their pupils recover from the effects of the Covid pandemic by focusing on boosting their self-confidence and resilience and this weeklong sports festival is just a part of their recovery curriculum.
Team sports have long been known to boost children’s self-esteem and aid mental health and there has never been a time when this has been so important in the lives of our young people. Landywood’s children work towards a character education agenda- RESPECT -(Resilience, Empathy, Self-Awareness, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork). Sport and team activities help develop all of these skills and encourage children to learn the values that they need to become successful in all areas of their lives.
There have been intra school competitions in multi-skills, football, rounders and cricket with the winners awarded points towards their house teams. The forest school team have put together an obstacle course that takes advantage of the schools’ own huge outdoor forest school, there has been cooking workshops, a fitness bootcamp, yoga and mindfulness sessions.
The children and staff have had a fantastic week, with all of the activities being carefully designed to make sure all the children could participate and excel. Year 6 pupils Alfie, Poppy and Emma reported that “Sports Week has been a wonderful opportunity to boost our self-confidence, teamwork skills and resilience. We have really enjoyed having the chance to take part in activities outside of the classroom, and take part in competitions for our house teams.”
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